Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bacon and Blue Cheese Compound Butter

I've found that useing the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning for when I'm grilling Steaks makes all the difference in how juicy and tasty a steak can really be! Today I was watching the food network and saw a recipe for "Compound Butter" It looked so fabulous I had to try it for topping our Steaks we were serving tonight for dinner! I've been marinating my steaks for at least a half hour in the Grill Mates marinade. Enjoy!

BACON and BLUE CHEESE Compound Butter

1 stick of butter, at room temperature
2-4 oz. of blue cheese, crumbled
5 slices smoked bacon, cooked until crisp and finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
In a large bowl, using a rubber spatula, mix the buter, blue cheese, bacon and chives together until combined.Keep out the butter you think you'll use for topping your steaks. Then, dollop butter onto a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Roll into a log, twisting opposite ways on both ends of the paper to create a tightly wrapped log of butter. Refrigerate or freeze for later use.
I served this steak with french cut green beans, a green salad with lemon vinaigrette , and crusty french bread.
(Recipe from 5 Ingredient Cooking - Food Network)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cauliflower Pasta

8 T butter
1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
1 pound linguine
10 fresh sage leaves or ½ teaspoon dried sage
2 T fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 T minced garlic
¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan

Optional: ½ cup breadcrumbs & more Parmesan to serve at the table

Boil large pot of water for pasta. In a large skillet, melt 2 T butter over medium-low heat. Add cauliflower florets and 1/4 teaspoon salt and sauté for 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water; cook until cauliflower is tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 5 minutes. Cook linguine in salted boiling water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
In pasta pot, melt remaining 6 T butter over medium heat. Stir in sage, thyme, and garlic; cook until butter is golden brown, 3 minutes. Add pasta, cauliflower, parsley, and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and add reserved cooking water if pasta seems dry. To serve, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and more Parmesan.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Homemade Cheese Ball

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup buttermilk ranch ( I like Litehouse brand)
1/4 t fresh cracked pepper
1/4 t sea salt
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t celery seed
1/4 t parsley
1/4 t onion powder
1 cup chopped or sliced almonds

Mix all ingredients together except almonds.
Mold mixture in desired shape and cover with almonds.
Enjoy! Serve at room temperature.
Related Posts with Thumbnails